Remodel Reveal: A Spa-Like Master Bathroom Suite

Background:

Our client first came to us a few years ago when they wanted their two guest bathrooms remodeled. Because of their great experience during those remodels and their love of the new bathrooms, they didn’t hesitate to call on us again when it was time to remodel their master bathroom. Once we received their call, we were eager to meet with the couple to discuss their wish list and learn about what they were wanting to do.

The existing bathroom was a suite in that one of the two vanities was located just outside the bathroom door, in the actual bedroom.

Our client wanted to rearrange the layout of the area to make the space function better for how they want to live in their home.

With that being one of the main points of concern, they were also ready to freshen up the aesthetics of the space since it was over 20 years old. Aside from the typical items such as countertops, flooring and cabinets, this bathroom also had lighting soffits, wallpaper and a brightly colored tub all of which they wanted to remove.

Our designer worked with the couple to create a layout and design more fitted to their lifestyle.

Solution:

To get started, we removed everything existing from the bathroom. This included the vanity space which sat outside of the bathroom and the carpet that went along with it.

We then made the structural changes including modifications to wall framing, rough plumbing and wiring necessary to create the new layout.

Once the suite was created, we prepared for the new vanity area.

We installed new Wellborn shaker style cabinets in a cherry color and laid Cambria quartz countertops in “Ella” color.

The main vanity area was for the Mrs. and she wanted her space to be more feminine and slightly different from her husbands. Our designer suggested adding a subtle backsplash around the countertops, so we arranged a beautiful grayish colored mosaic.

She also wanted a seated space at the vanity, in addition to a cabinet where she could store linens, towels and more.

With floor to ceiling storage and generous counter space, there was now plenty of room to get ready and store items she didn’t want out.

The second and smaller vanity, was also updated with the same Wellborn Cherry cabinets and Cambria quartz countertops.

Our clients used and liked having a tub, but the old one was extremely outdated. While they were on board to tear it out, it was imperative that we put in a new (and updated) one. The original tub was positioned directly underneath the window, which left a lot of empty space in the center of the bathroom. To maximize the square footage and layout, our designer suggested positioning the new tub vertically under the window making it parallel to the shower.

Our carpenters installed a Kohler Drop-In Whirlpool tub and framed it with a glazed porcelain tile. They used that same tile to create a platform/bench underneath the window for additional seating, as well as on the surrounding walls for an added touch.

In the old existing shower, our client didn’t have any space to put their soap, shampoo, etc. The remodeled shower included three built-in niches, a soap dish and a hand-held shower. To keep things consistent, the Bedrosians Toscano Classico 12×24 tile that was used around the tub and window was also used on the shower walls. A square mosaic tile in the same color scheme was used on the shower floor.

In completing the tub and shower area, the glass enclosure with a “rain” texture was installed to provide privacy and a spa-like atmosphere. A unique feature of this tub and shower area is that there are two entrances to the shower; you can get in directly from the tub as well as from the main bathroom.

For the flooring, our designer recommended a Luxury Vinyl Plank Tile in a Venetian Marble color, which was a great choice for durability and ease of maintenance as well as a fantastic look. We also installed unique sconces with brushed nickel overlays next to the mirrors and applied modern pulls to the cabinetry.

In the end, our clients were more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t wait to break in the new space!

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